Energy, Natural & Renewable Resources

Savjani & Co. has acted as local and lead counsel in diverse oil, gas and mining matters covering investment, licensing, exploration and production of copper, nickel, rare earths, gemstones, industrial minerals, coal and other mineral fuels.

The firm’s lawyers have extensive experience advising on legal and regulatory frameworks governing investment, licensing, tax, and employment issues in Malawi’s mining sector.

The team’s advisory capacity covers the following areas:

  • Auctions, tenders and public procurement
  • Commercial contracts and negotiations, including drilling contracts, construction contracts and other related agreements
  • Environment, health and safety issues
  • Joint ventures, strategic alliances and shareholder agreements
  • Land issues
  • Mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and restructurings
  • Options and earn-ins
  • Project development and structuring
  • Regulatory advice and related proceedings
  • Tax planning and structuring
  • Local community development
  • Mine closure
  • Mine taxation and royalties
  • Mineral exploration, extraction and processing
  • Mining permits, licences, concessions and mine development agreements
  • Project development agreements
  • Bidding and study agreements
  • Oil and gas exploration and production
  • Production Sharing Agreements (PSAs)
  • Rate and tariff matters
  • Structuring of participation requirements
  • Tax-royalty agreements

For more information on Savjani & Co.’s energy, natural and renewable resource expertise, please contact savjani@globemw.net